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Timothy M. Gottshall

Sept. 12, 1951 - March 20, 2019

Timothy M. Gottshall, 67, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank and Donna (Singer) Gottshall. On Aug. 12, 1989, he married Darlene Mentch in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are his loving wife; a son, Todd Gottshall of Altoona; a sister, Beth (George) Salyards of Altoona; two brothers: Jeff (Lil) Gottshall of Houston, Texas, and Rod Gottshall of Altoona; a special brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Marian Mentch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a 1969 graduate of Altoona Area High School and retired as a car repairman from Conrail and Norfolk Southern. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and had a strong brotherhood with his fellow marines, Semper Fi.

Tim enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, NASCAR and camping.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Santella Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the funeral home with Pastor Evelyn Madison presiding. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.

In memory of Tim, contributions can be made to the Van Zandt VA Medical Center, c/o Volunteer Office, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

His family wishes to extend a special thank you to his health aid, Donna Clinger.

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